We knew that the Minnesota Republican Party's financial situation is ugly -- but in self-flagellating with the ugly stick, did the MNGOP also violate the law?Yes it did, argues Mike Dean, Common Cause Minnesota's executive director.
Tim Pawlenty: Thanks for the memories.Tim Pawlenty is not going to be president, and it's all his fault. Over the weekend, T-Paw's campaign ended, as it started, with a whimper. Since he officially declared his candidacy in March, Pawlenty's campaign for president has been a roller coaster ride - ... More >>
Bill O'Reilly picked on Bachmann in a way that Fox News normally doesn't.Michele Bachmann was on TV last night for a little plugging from her favorite channel, Fox News, and its most popular host, Bill O'Reilly. But instead of the typical "we're in this together, go get the black guy -- I mean ba ... More >>
Kurt Zellers gets voting rights wrong.Republicans are trying to rebrand themselves as "constitutional conservatives" these days, as if they are the only true adherents to our nation's founding principles and documents.
So it was a little jarring yesterday to hear Republican House Speaker Kurt Ze ... More >>
Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you areHappy snow day and Presidents' Day.
Just as the American mosaic is composed of people with different backgrounds and ideas, each of our presidents presents a unique gastronomic portrait.
Let's take a look at five presidential food favor ... More >>
Steven Hayward loves monster trucks.Paul Mirengoff figured it was okay to trash Indian spiritual beliefs and Mexicans when he complained on the Power Line blog about a Yaqui prayer delivered at the memorial service for the Tucson shooting victims.
But he also trashed his law firm's reputation a ... More >>
This year a former City Pages writer won an Oscar and a former community organizer from the South Side of Chicago got elected President. In the months in between, I've seen far-flung friends and family playing a larger role in public life. I met half my neighbors face to face, and saw people who w ... More >>